Tag: MINNESOTA

Minnesota Driver’s License Centers Closed Friday

Minnesota Driver’s License Centers Closed Friday

  Minnesota residents will be able to begin applying for a REAL ID beginning Monday, October 1, 2018. Driver’s license centers in Stearns County and across the state will closed Friday, September 28 while the state updates computer systems in the centers. The system updates are needed to process REAL ID license requests. License centers will remain open for all other […]

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Minnesota Fighting the Opioid Crisis

Minnesota has taken a big step in fighting, what health officials say is a national opioid crisis. Governor Mark Dayton is announcing the state will send about $700,000 in grants to hospitals and clinics in rural areas. States data shows that rural communities receive more prescribed opioids on average than urban communities. The grants will be aimed at establishing new […]

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Fridley Fire

Fridley Fire

One man died and three other residents escaped from a Fridley home fire Friday Night at 8 P.M. Home owner called into the authorities asking for help after his house was struck in flames. Unfortunately, 24-year-old man who was asleep in the upstairs room passed away in the fire. Authorities said they are still investigating the fire but it looks to have started […]

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E-pulltabs finding success in Minnesota

E-pulltabs finding success in Minnesota

In 2012, Minnesota attempted to pay for the billion-dollar Vikings stadium by launching e-pulltabs, which are tablet-based games. However, lawmakers found it very unrealistic, and they were right; Minnesota couldn’t generate more than a trickle of sales from e-pullouts. However, they are starting to have success within the state. E-pullouts make $35 million a month in Minnesota alone, and are […]

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Drops in Teenage Drinking

Teen drinking rates in Minnesota have continued to drop over the years, according to new data from the Minnesota Department of Health. The Data shows that students who feel comfortable consulting their parents about issues or problems are less likely to consume alcohol. Students reporting experiences of trauma caused by abuse are more likely to have consumed alcohol before the […]

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Increased Violence in State Prison

Ten Oak Park Heights employees were sent to the hospital last month, with injuries caused by inmates. Last months injuries totaled more than the last five years combined. Records show that attacks on employees have gone up over 80 percent between 2013 and 2017. Attacks against other inmates has also continued to rise. State Representative Jack Considine considers resolving the […]

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Campus Burner

Campus Burner

On Tuesday a federal judge denied a former student from St. Catharine’s University the request to be released under monitoring while she waits for her trial. Judge Steven Rau told Tnuza Hassan she has to remain in jail while she waits for her trial. Hassan was arrested in January for setting multiple fires to St. Catherine’s University where she acted […]

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Lawmakers Consider Task Force to Study Violence in Native Community

Lawmakers Consider Task Force to Study Violence in Native Community

(ST. PAUL, Minnesota) UTVS – A task force is being considered by Minnesota legislators to study and combat violence against Native American women. According to the Minnesota Department of Health, Native American women were around seven times more likely to be killed than white women across a 26 year period beginning in 1990. Democratic Representative Mary Kunesh-Podein stated that the […]

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President Trump Nominates Dakota County Judge for U.S. Attorney

President Trump Nominates Dakota County Judge for U.S. Attorney

Official photo of Judge MacDonald.  A Minnesota judge from Dakota County has been nominated by President Donald Trump to become the next U.S. Attorney for the state of Minnesota. Erica MacDonald has served in her current position as a judge since 2009 and re-elected in 2012. Previous to that she served as the assistant U.S. Attorney for the state for […]

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Sterns County Grant

Sterns County Grant

Use, reuse and recycle. Sterns County grants funds for waste reduction. Sterns county is accepting applications for ideas that will help fund waste reduction. They are excepting until April 30, 2018 at 3:30 P.M. Funds go to: Reducing amounts of waste, use and reuse material, create recycle markets, educating people about recycling, They plan on giving up to $300,000 for grant awards. […]

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